Here's the Final Numbers on the Humble Indie Bundle #2

vansau

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Here's the Final Numbers on the Humble Indie Bundle #2



The second Humble Indie Bundle sale is officially over, and it's safe to say that it was a success in every conceivable way.

The Humble Indie Bundle 2 has been making headlines for the past few days, for a number of different reasons. <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/105996-The-Humble-Indie-Bundle-Comes-to-Steam>It came to Steam. It <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/106298-Humble-Indie-Bundle-2-Hits-Steam-Breaks-1-2-Million>surpassed the amount of money raised by the previous bundle. The original Bundle was <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/106400-Pay-Enough-For-the-Second-Humble-Indie-Bundle-Get-First-as-a-Bonus>included as a part of the deal. Now, the final amount of money the sale raised has been revealed.

The sale managed to raise $1.8 million. The bundle itself was purchased a total of 232,849 times, and the average price paid was $7.83. Linux users paid the highest amount per purchase, shelling out an average of $13.76. Mac users paid an average of $9.26, Windows users' average was $6.67. The Bundle's homepage also tracked the largest purchases and the highest amount paid for it was $6,132.96 (for a while, notch - the guy behind Minecraft - held that spot with his $2,000 purchase).

At the moment, there's no news on how the money was split up between the various groups involved. When asked about how much money was sent to the EFF, Jeff Rosen of Wolfire stated that the final numbers were still being tallied.

Source: Humble Bundle



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It's good to see that not all people are selfish fuckers who only shelled out 1 cent for what is a good collection of games.
 

SimuLord

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Linux users paid the highest. Windows users paid the lowest. The former were twice as generous as the latter. Why am I not surprised?
 

microhive

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SimuLord said:
Linux users paid the highest. Windows users paid the lowest. The former were twice as generous as the latter. Why am I not surprised?
Windows users are a majority, thus more people who want to avoid paying more. Linux users have always been generous when it comes to developers who are contributing to their community.

PS: I paid 8 dollars, just enough to get the first bundle included in the sale.

EDIT: Vansau, you forgot to mention that Bundle has also reached the Desura distribution platform.
 

AlternatePFG

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That's great. I paid 8 bucks as well to get the first bundle.

So far I've only played and finished Machinarium and Penumbra: Overture from both the bundles, but they were a ton of fun.
 

StriderShinryu

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Now to see how many people pirated the collection even though they could have paid even a single dollar for it.
 

GothmogII

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SimuLord said:
Linux users paid the highest. Windows users paid the lowest. The former were twice as generous as the latter. Why am I not surprised?
If for the sake of argument there are 50 Linux users, and 100 Windows users, even if the the 50 Linux users paid $13 each, and made up a total of 650 dollars, the 100 Windows users would still have raised 600 dollars or so even though they individually paid much less.

All seems to even out, even if it does paint the picture of one group simply being more or less generous than the other.
 

joshthor

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i only spent 3 bucks.... in fairness though, that was all my money in my account. christmas broke the bank.
 
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Even with all you hear about people paying a penny, it's truly amazing to reach such a high mark. I would not have imagined it.
 

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StriderShinryu said:
Now to see how many people pirated the collection even though they could have paid even a single dollar for it.
And hopefully people who wanted it free, pirated it via bittorrent or a similar protocol, because if they'd pay 1cent for it, they would just be taking up bandwidth from their servers, while contributing nothing to the bundle. However, the guys behind the bundle did give out an anonymous survey for those who pirated the game, apparently a very common answer was that people just loved bittorrent as a protocol, as a response they put a torrent of the games on their own webpage as an alternative method of download. Heh...

Also, I paid 15$. Windows user.
 

Something Amyss

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StriderShinryu said:
Now to see how many people pirated the collection even though they could have paid even a single dollar for it.
Like last year? Probably a lot. Jerks are abound.
 

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StriderShinryu said:
Now to see how many people pirated the collection even though they could have paid even a single dollar for it.
Due to the high demand for pirating it the humble bundle guys actually created a torrent themselves in which people can use to get it.

http://torrentfreak.com/humble-indie-bundle-2-embraces-bittorrent-101224/
 

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redmarine said:
StriderShinryu said:
Now to see how many people pirated the collection even though they could have paid even a single dollar for it.
Due to the high demand for pirating it the humble bundle guys actually created a torrent themselves in which people can use to get it.

http://torrentfreak.com/humble-indie-bundle-2-embraces-bittorrent-101224/
This may be a bit of a threadjack, but how long before the US government officially outlaws BitTorrent under the DMCA? Yes, BT can be and has been used to do things that are entirely legitimate (this link, Blizzard's distributed method of getting WoW patches out, most Linux distros, just to name three off the top of my head) but usually "torrent" is all but synonymous with "means of piracy".
 

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redmarine said:
StriderShinryu said:
Now to see how many people pirated the collection even though they could have paid even a single dollar for it.
Due to the high demand for pirating it the humble bundle guys actually created a torrent themselves in which people can use to get it.

http://torrentfreak.com/humble-indie-bundle-2-embraces-bittorrent-101224/
I encourage everyone to use the official torrent after you buy it to download it so it saves them bandwidth costs.

Echo136 said:
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I feel like a prick... I only paid $0.94...
Dont feel bad. I paid only $.50
Last time I spent only $0.09...
 

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I only paid a penny, because I literally had no money except for what was left on a Visa Gift Card. : <